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2018 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winners


The Atlanta Film Festival is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Screenplay Competition. Chosen from over 1,000 submissions, these screenplays represent those writers whose screenplays have earned:

Free access to the 2018 ScreenCraft Writers Summit and Atlanta Film Festival, a staged reading of selected scenes from their work, and once in a lifetime one-on-one mentorship opportunities.

We saw an incredible spread of screenplays, and we are in awe of all of the amazing writers working in around the world today. Thank you all for trusting us with your the work.

Feature Film Screenplay Winners

The Huntress by Suzanne Andrew Correa
In Juarez, a city where violence against women goes unpunished, an unlikely heroine emerges with a violent call for change.

Scout by Samuel Goodwin
Georgia, USA
A young African American woman, working on an oil pipeline in the remote mountains of Colorado, finds herself isolated and pinned down by an unseen assailant with a hunting rifle.

Spirit Lead by Maggie Calton
Texas, USA
A bible belt, born again teen causes an uproar in her church community when she accepts the lead role in her high school’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Pilot Screenplay Winner

The Order by Jonathan Mason
New York, USA
A haunting psychological thriller set in an ultra-conservative Amish community, lost in the folds of an America that has completely collapsed.

Short Film Screenplay Winner

Rollers by Jean Estevez
Georgia, USA
A gangster wannabe with car trouble is forced to catch a ride to a hold-up with the worst getaway driver imaginable—his girlfriend.


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